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  • Questions Loom Over Injured Sen. Maynard

    Questions Loom Over Injured Sen. Maynard
    The General Assembly is faced with a delicate problem that its members would like to handle with discretion, which means without too much attention from the public. It is a sad story playing out at the intersection of tug of affection and the power of government to bestow benefits on those who would not otherwise be entitled to receive them.
  • Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track

    Heavy Lobbying Keeps Red Light Cameras On Track
    Up to now, the Connecticut General Assembly has never approved any of the bills offered in recent years that would enable cities and towns to install cameras at red lights and collect fines by mailing tickets to violators. But this year's bill —...

    Reckoning With Emotions' Powerful Political Pull

    Reckoning With Emotions' Powerful Political Pull
    During Wednesday's debate on new gun laws, Sen. John Kissel rose and began a lengthy set of remarks with two anecdotes. First, the Enfield Republican spoke movingly of hugging his youngest son, Tristan, on the day of the Newtown massacre, one day before...

    Special Favor To Injured Legislator Tempting, But Wrong

    Special Favor To Injured Legislator Tempting, But Wrong
    A "quiet consensus" is building in the General Assembly, writes Courant columnist Kevin Rennie, to grant retirement benefits to four-term state Sen. Andrew Maynard should he be unable to serve his constituents when the legislature convenes in January....

    Democrats Keep Majority In State Senate

    Democrats Keep Majority In State Senate
    Democrats kept their grip on the state Senate on a night of tension and tentative celebration in party headquarters across Connecticut. Republicans had been optimistic about flipping a few seats and narrowing the Democrats’ 22-14 advantage in...